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Polarity has announced a free VST PC format audio processing plugin for simulation of high-gain, long-sustain, classic British tube amplifier and speaker combos. It is available for download now. The Tubester-1 VST is a combined preamp, EQ and guitar speaker simulator designed to integrate seamlessly into PC based digital audio workstation software like Cubase, Cakewalk, Tracktion, FL Studio.
The amp model is a 3-stage, 3-valve preamp with input and feedback filtering implemented to match original 1960's designs. Preamp tubes are physically modelled on actual Mullard EL83 triodes.
An EQ section gives fine control over bass, mid and treble bands (at 100Hz, 300Hz, 750Hz with +/- 20db of boost and cut) with a presence control at around 5KHz for additional control over tonal purity.
Tubester-1 is a zero-latency implementation with minimal CPU overhead, suitable for real-time, live use.
For more information, visit their web site at www.polarity.com